Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Night of Grace

I sat up late last night, perched on the edge of the bed of a boy with a toothache.  Pain, most severe when lying down, has nagged him awake far too many nights of late.  Even after his sobs had calmed and the hot compress tucked securely around his jaw, I lingered.  I tugged my fingers through his thick blonde hair and whispered words of comfort over his sleepy form. 

Eyes grew heavy, both his and mine, and I returned to my bed, one ear open for his cries, imploring me to return.  But they didn't come.  Not then or an hour or three hours.  A blessed night of peace and comfort was given. 

For he grants sleep to those he loves.  Psalm 127:2

And I'm so thankful.


  1. I am so glad that peace came to you and your son so you both could get some sleep. We had our own thing last night with Aaron. He started yesterday afternoon with a fever and then had some relief during dinner and after dinner the headache and fever returned with such pain he felt he was not going to make it although I assured him he would be fine. I gave him some pain medicine and laid him on the bed still pain pretty bad so I laid beside him and prayed for God's peace to come to him and God answered my prayer and he fell asleep at 7:30PM and slept till almost 6AM. Thank you Jesus for the peace for both of us and for you guys too! God is awesome!!

  2. So thankful that both little boys are feeling better! It is so hard to see your children suffer!


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